Be Afraid

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion (The Economist): “The second failure is one of honesty. Too many rich-world politicians have failed to tell voters the scale of the problem. In Germany, where the jobless rate is lower than in 2008, people tend to think the crisis is about lazy Greeks and Italians. Mrs Merkel needs to explain clearly that it also includes Germany’s own banks—and that Germany faces a choice between a costly solution and a ruinous one. In America the Republicans are guilty of outrageous obstructionism and misleading simplification, while Mr Obama has favored class warfare over fiscal leadership. At a time of enormous problems, the politicians seem Lilliputian. That’s the real reason to be afraid.”

My Comment: The only solution is to explain immediately the true cause of the crisis—the birth of a new world—and what our correct behavior in it is: compliance with the requirements of nature in unity and mutual guarantee.

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Opinion: (Albert Einstein):“’We (Jews) have no other means of self-defense than our solidarity and our knowledge that the cause for which we are suffering is a momentous and sacred cause,’ Einstein wrote to Hyman Zinn on June 10, 1939… [just three months before the outbreak of World War II].”

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The Arctic Ice Will Melt In Ten Years

In the News (from The Norway Post): “The melting of the Arctic sea ice is progressing much faster and more dramatically than earlier estimated, according to new research by the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI).

“This means that the Arctic Sea could be free of ice in the summer in ten years time, rather than the 50 to 100 years estimated earlier.

“NPI mesurements made by moored sonars show a dramatic reduction in the fraction of ridged sea ice, compared to the 1990s.

“NPI researchers speculate that increased ocean heat flux plays an important role in the thinning of the thick ice. With the thickest ice nearly gone and the MY level ice thicknesses close to thicknesses typical for first year sea ice, we are approaching a state where favorable conditions could melt most of the Arctic sea ice cover during one summer.”

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Russia Continues To Head To A Dead End

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion: (Leon Aron, American Enterprise Institute): “The system that Putin forged in the early 2000s is all but exhausted and is driving the country toward a dead end. It must be radically reformed, or better yet, discarded. But how can it be gotten rid of with its creator back in control?

“In the early years of this century, oil exports accounted for one-third of the state budget; today they constitute one-half. At this point, the country’s budget could be balanced only if the price of oil were to rise above $125 a barrel.

“If it continues on its current path, Russia is headed toward becoming a petro-state, with all the problems such systems spawn: pervasive corruption, sharp income differentiation, a lack of social mobility, a decline in scientific and technological progress, and increased control of the economy by government monopolies.

“The cure for this systemic and increasingly acute malaise is well known: modernization. Both Medvedev and Putin have uttered that word hundreds of times, but they have failed to embrace what it would mean in Russia: impartial courts, honest and competent bureaucracies, a truly uncensored press, free and fair elections at all levels of government, de-monopolization of key sectors of the economy and a reduction of state control of the economy.

“The United States must prepare for all manner of destabilizing developments in the world’s other nuclear superpower. We should also be ready for greater truculence in Russia’s relations with the West and greater assertiveness with regard to the former Soviet republics, which it still considers part of its ‘sphere of influence.’

“Russia is entering rough waters, and the world will feel the turbulence.”

My Comment: All the countries, including the U.S., will make waves in their own way because they do not want to understand the plan of nature to unite and instead, they go against it. We are yet to see whose behavior does more damage to the world as America also continues to head to a dead end.

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The EU In Decline, The World Heading Toward War

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion: (José Ignacio Torreblanca, Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Madrid Office, the European Council on Foreign Relations): “With every passing day, the sensation that Europe is fragmenting is more real and more justified. At the end of the day, the European Union is a human construction, not a celestial body. That it is necessary and beneficial justifies its existence, but that will not prevent it from disappearing. Just as a series of favorable circumstances led to the risky launch of this grand project, the unleashing of a series of adverse circumstances could very easily make it disappear, especially if those responsible for defending it shirk their responsibilities. Many committed pro-Europeans are conscious that the danger of Europe unravelling is very real, and they are duly worried about the course of events. However, at the same time, they fear that feeding pessimism with warnings of this nature could only serve to accelerate the collapse.”

My Comment: From the perspective of realizing the program of nature to bring humanity to a unified form, the collapse of the EU will become the greatest aggravation of the crisis of the similarity of humanity to integral nature, a step back—and a threatening move toward world war.

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The Success Of The Frankfurt Book Fair

Dr. Michael LaitmanDear Friends!

I discovered to my great delight that the Frankfurt Book Fair that took place October 12-16 was much more successful than in previous years.

I would like to thank all our friends individually for finding the time to come to the fair and take part in this dissemination effort.

Your tireless efforts in the preparation for the fair, including the creation of the stand, and meeting with publishers from various countries while the fair ran were very valuable for our entire dissemination worldwide.

Please send my best wishes and gratitutude to your friends and families. I am looking forward to meeting you soon!

I embrace you,
Michael Laitman

The Circles Of Correction

Dr. Michael LaitmanIf you advance to the correct state, you begin to see that the entire reality exists in your desire. There is nothing else besides your desire. Through your work, you bring closer all external details that seemed to exist separately from you, that were contradictory and hateful, and then this force of rejection turns into the force of connection—everything becomes connected into one system.

Only this constitutes correction. The place where the breaking occurred is the place where we have to make a reverse flip in order to correct it. The first man, Adam HaRishon, was a single system, and now his parts, our souls, have to connect back together.

However, every part has the freedom to independently bring all other parts to connection. All parts are included in everyone. Hence, I have to connect everyone, and you have to connect everyone, and so does he. When each of us connects everyone, he creates a flat circle, his section.

Once everyone realizes his freedom of choice, these circles, these sections, will form the full sphere. This is what will become the final corrected state.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/18/2011, Writings of Rabash

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Mutual Guarantee Is Something To Envy

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What will an egoist, who finds himself in a society of mutual guarantee, envy?

Answer: He will envy that the people around him have something that he lacks. They enjoy their lives, their relationships, while he does not have that kind of relationships and doesn’t enjoy life.

Ultimately, I am speaking about the desire and pleasure. If a miracle happens and your attitude towards your neighbor changes, you will perceive an eternal world. You will feel that you should live and at the same time receive a billion times more than you receive in this world. This entire world feeds from a spark that created it as it broke through from the upper world. All the pleasures here are merely a spark of the upper Light, which you reveal in the spiritual world.

It’s impossible to convey it; however, a person gradually realizes that there is a huge benefit in this: I am liberated and come out of myself, I am never sick, I rise above life and death, I am completely submerged in infinity, infinite fulfillment, and perfection. And all I need to do to achieve this is to switch internally from the “for me” mode to the “for others” mode.

In reality, a person suffers a lot in his life without even realizing it. We have already become accustomed to a constant rush, pressure, different responsibilities, and fears. Is it really possible to live without concerns, limitations, and worries? We don’t know what it is to be free, when all the goodness is before you and nothing limits you.

If we could only make people see for themselves what they can acquire in comparison to their current lives on, they would see that they are in the worst state, in the worst of the worlds. And they are free to exit: all they need to do is switch their attention from “for me” to “for us.” In the end, everything depends on our dissemination, the “agitation,” as Baal HaSulam refers to it.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/18/2011, “Peace in the World”

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Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Which incentives will the new economics provide people with? What will drive them forward?

Answer: We need to create an environment around a person that will turn pleasure, which today seems to be abstract, into “candy.” Everyone says: “This is tasty,” and he begins to look around. Everyone exclaims: “This is great,” and he starts searching. “This is amazing!” and everyone screams with excitement. Then a person begins to suspect that they really have something worthwhile, something that he needs.

This spurs a person forward: “Why don’t I have it? Why am I not in the same position as everyone else?” Social influence is a powerful factor. Ninety-nine percent of all our actions are its consequence. Man came out of a cave and acquired his modern form only due to the environment that constantly goaded and pushed him, pointing to the things he lacked.

In general, the cave was a wonderful, very environmentally-friendly dwelling with a great climate. It has a stable temperature year round. There was meat, fire, and a calm, peaceful atmosphere, which did not inspire any desires other than those for basic needs….

Everything in excess to the animal level is exclusively caused by the environment. Man’s calling to develop agriculture, crafts, and commerce does not appear out of nothing. Society rouses these desires.

And now, with the invention of advertising, we don’t have a choice but to convince the world of the need for a system of education that explains what tomorrow will be like, a system that models what the future will be.

We need to promote the good life. But government is slow to make changes. So what is left for us to do? We are to develop this system on the Internet with our own strengths and spread it via every accessible channel.

I have had meetings with the UN and UNESCO executive representatives, and my opinion remains the same: We must do everything on our own. After all, we can bring the Light that Reforms. In this case, our individualism is not a flaw, but an advantage because we are not limited by external limitations. We can do exactly what we are capable of doing and what we consider necessary. We worry for the success of our enterprise, and in the end, we will simply be obligated to evoke the Light that will flow through the system we have built.

Even if the system appears to be weak, like a little raft on the waves of a virtual ocean, it doesn’t matter. Everyone will hear its call letters because the force of the Light is in it. Let the Light do its work. This is what our approach should be.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/18/2011, “Peace in the World”

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The Spiritual World Isn’t Mysticism

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe problem is that we are unable to work on our connection and realize its importance more and more in any and all circumstances and situations, each and every day. The only reason for this is that people imagine the spiritual world as something far removed from the reality in which they currently exist. They think that the spiritual world exists in a different place or a different universe.

They don’t realize that they can reveal the spiritual world right here in addition to this world. It’s pleasant to think that we enter the spiritual world after death. Even when people learn through the wisdom of Kabbalah that they will see the spiritual world in this life, they still imagine revealing a world beyond, removed from everything we have here.

However, this is incorrect! What we reveal is a network of connecting forces between people and the Creator Who fills this world, this reality. We reveal a new operating and driving force in the universe that was previously concealed. In addition to our egoistic desire in which we perceive “this world”; we reveal the desire to bestow and within it; we reveal a new phenomenon called the “upper” or the “future” world, meaning the world that comes to us.

If a person, with all of his strength, tries to approximate the form of the upper world, the Creator, as an integral connecting network that is being revealed between all of the forms he currently perceives in his world, it helps him avoid creating an “idol” and to remain realistic as opposed to getting lost in mysticism.

The upper world is a network of bestowal that is revealed between all the part of this reality as well as the additional reality that is revealed to us as a network of forces. The only thing that exists are forces since everything is nothing but the force of desire, intention, and thought. When a person sees reality this way, he begins to realize that all the means for attaining this new reality are right in his hands.

After all, it’s attained with the help of people who are the carriers of the force of bestowal. These are his friends who want to obtain bestowal and an altruistic intention. Now, along with his friends, a person can begin to build and to reveal this system of bestowal.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/16/2011, Writings of Rabash

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